Patty Lyons | Knitting Teacher, Knitwear Designer, and Published Author
  • Welcome!

    As a nationally recognized knitting teacher and technique expert, my passion is teaching knitters not just the "how" of knitting but the why: why certain stitches are formed in certain ways, why various techniques work, and why you should experiment with your knitting!

    Join me in becoming a more mindful knitter, as we tackle sweaters, customizations, gauge, and blocking together!

    Learn more about me in this 60-second video or click below for even more information.

    Learn more about Patty
  • Join Me at an Upcoming Event

    Want a hands-on learning experience designed to empower your knitting? Join me at an event near you to learn skills from cast-ons and bind-offs to sweater pattern modification.

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  • Take a Class with Me Online!

    Aren't able to join me at an event? Take a private streaming lesson, online class, or buy a DVD. Choose the option that's right for you!

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  • Discover Patterns for All Levels

    Whether it's a sweater, a cowl, or mittens, all of my patterns are designed with real knitters in mind. Learn new techniques or explore favorite ones. From cables to lace to slip-stitch, there's something to discover.

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  • Knit-Along with Me

    A KAL, standing for knit-along, is a time where hundreds of knitters are working the same pattern at the same time. It is a great way to work a pattern with the support of hundreds of knitters, and I’m there to guide you every step of the way!

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Roselle Tee: Video KAL

Roselle Tee: Video KAL

It's time to register for the spring KAL!!! Make this adorable reversible top, AND get 20% off when you purchase it along with the Cable Rib Cardi (with promo code: RosTVKAL).

Cable Rib Cardi

Cable Rib Cardi

Grab my brand-new pattern for 20% off when you purchase it along with the Roselle Tee KAL. Add both to your Ravelry cart and use the promo code: RosTVKAL.

Sweet Heart Lace Pullover

Sweet Heart Lace Pullover

This sweater is filled with figure-flattering details. The modern play on a sweetheart neckline, squared off and wider at the base, makes your neck look long and lean. The gentle waist shaping and half sleeves create a lovely silhouette. With simple lace details at hems and cuffs to make it just that little bit “fancy.”

Knitting Lessons on DVD

Knitting Lessons on DVD

Did you know you could order all of my DVDs directly from me? I ship out directly at a super low shipping rate. If you don't have access to a DVD drive, just let me know!

On the Blog

News & Resources

Roselle Tee KAL Prizes!!

We are rounding the final corner and we are just a week away from awarding the four final grand prize […]

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7 Historical Photos of People Knitting

In the era of social media, photos are all pretty much digital. But for some of us, we may remember […]

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Patty KAL Magic 8 Club

We are getting closer to casting on for the Roselle Tee. It’s our 8th KAL and already we have nearly […]

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Testimonials

See what real students have to say!

Kally Aronis

The class was a blast; watching demonstrations on a screen of Patty knitting made visibility so much easier as we could see the intricacies of creating each stitch. In addition she also helped each student individually with demos and explanations. I never had to worry if I was doing the technique wrong because she verified that each student fully understood before moving on.

Mary V. Williams

I would have to single out Patty as setting the standard for excellence. Patty knows every trick in the book and always, always spreads the gospel of knitting by graciously sharing her vast knowledge.

Bonnie Hahn

I was one of your students in Sunday’s ‘Intro to Knitting in the Round’. What a great class!!!! Thank you for sharing your talent as a knitter, your knowledge and your wonderful teaching style with us (and for taking the time and effort to put the class together). The class was everything I hoped it would be—and more.

Debbie Allen

Using as an example your perfectly fitting sweater, you reviewed and explained the critical necessity and steps involved in getting gauge, showing before and after photos of the same sweater with gauge off by just a stitch. . . Information was utterly practical, made so much sense, answered questions I didn’t even know I had. I still use my notes! Many, many handy tips.

Carol Edkins

Patty is a spirited and informed teacher. I learned alot in her class, despite the fact that I have been knitting for two decades. She imparts alot of valuable knowledge in a clear way. I would highly recommend a class with Patty.

Theow Lau

It was a pleasure for me to be in your class. Your encouragement, support and enthusiasm made my learning process very enjoyable. I look forward to taking other classes under your guidance.

Mindy Bickel

The Magic of Perfect Blocking changed my perspective on finishing! Patty made so much sense and gave organized information on choosing the best way to block a garment and—hopefully—avoid those blocking disasters I had in the past. I also learned a lot about fiber—added bonus to this class. Plus she is hilarious and high energy which made her class a great choice for my after-lunch-slump-time! Can’t wait to take another class with her!

Featured Patterns & Classes

What's in store

Sweet Heart Lace Pullover

This sweater is filled with figure-flattering details. The modern play on a sweetheart neckline, squared off and wider at the base, makes your neck look long and lean. The gentle waist shaping and half sleeves create a lovely silhouette. With simple lace detail at hems and cuffs to make it just that little bit “fancy.”

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Costa Maya Cardigan: Sweater Class

Welcome to Costa Maya Sweater class. Join hundreds of knitters as we make this cardigan with lace details together! Comes with 30 video tutorials, and tons of knitting how-tos!

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Leaning Diamonds Tank

This delicate lace tank will keep you cool and it won’t break the bank either! Worked in the round to the armholes and then divided for front and back, you’ll knit this up in no time. With an interesting center lace panel and i-cord straps, this in the round pattern is a fast knit. Get ready for summer with this cute little tank!

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Nesting Diamond Shrug

This easy shrug is knit cuff to cuff. Stitches are picked up around the edge and short rows are used to shape the shawl collar.

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